First of all, I suck at math. I can figure out tips at a restaurant, and how long it takes to get from point A to point B; other than that, math and I don’t get along. Honestly, one of the reasons I majored in poly sci was because I only had to take two math classes, which were statistics. Which brings me to my question.
What are the chances of getting a 2 on a 6 sided die?
What are the chances of pulling a Jack of Spades from a deck of cards?
My answer: 50/50. Either you will or you won’t.
Now, I know the correct answer to the questions are 1 in 6 and 1 in 52. I’m always told I’m wrong with the 50/50 answer. Why? If I roll a 6 sided die looking for a 2, either it will come up or it won’t, just like pulling the Jack of Spades. So, I guess my question is not why am I worng, but why isn’t 50/50 correct?
Be nice, remeber, I’m a math dumbass.